Alderville First Nation

Alderville First Nation is intersected by County Road 45, and is located on the south side of Rice Lake, Ontario, approximately 30km north of Cobourg. Alderville has been home to the Mississauga Anishinabeg, a sub-division of the Ojibway Nation since the mid-1830’s.  … Alderville First Nation »»

Ohenten Kariwatekwen, A Prayer of Thanks Giving

It is customary among Iroquois people, to begin each meeting or gathering with the Ohenten Kariwatekwen or Thanksgiving Address. In this greeting, they acknowledge the contributions of all elements of creation and say thank you. The end of each meeting is closed with similar words. … Ohenten Kariwatekwen, A Prayer of Thanks Giving »»

The Kaswentha (Two Row Wampum) Belt

The Kaswentha or Two Row Wampum is a treaty of respect for the dignity and integrity of the other nation, and stresses the importance of non-interference of one nation in the business of the other.

The early principles established in the Kaswentha formed the basis of all Haudenesaunee treaties with other nations including the Dutch, the French, the British and the the Americans.

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Akwesasne First Nation

The U.S. – Canada International Border runs through Akwesasne Territory. The Akwesasne are a Mohawk band whose territory includes portions that are in Ontario and Quebec within Canada and in New York State of the United States of America. Most of the land is in the United States, and is known in the United States as  the federally recognized Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. … Akwesasne First Nation »»

Mattagami First Nation

Mattagami First Nation is home to the Ojibway and OjiCree people from the Mattagami River and Mattagami Lake areas and as far as the Moose River head waters on the James Bay coast. It is located about 20 kilometres north-east of Gogama and is accessible by road five kilometres from Highway 144. … Mattagami First Nation »»

Matachewan First Nation

Matachewan First Nation is located approximately 30 kilometers southeast of the town of Matachewan and about 60 kilometers west of Kirkland Lake off of Highway 66 in Ontario. … Matachewan First Nation »»